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For the third since the onset of second wave of pandemic, no COVID-related fatalities were recorded from Delhi on Thursday. On July 18 and July 24 too, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded, according to official data, while 51 and 66 cases were reported, respectively. On March 2 this year, the national capital had reported zero death due to the virus. On that day, the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33 per cent.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, the national capital reported 51 new COVID19 cases pushing the cumulative total to 14,36,144, city health bulletin said. Currently, there are as many as 554 active cases in the city.

The positivity rate dipped to .08% from yesterday's .09%, while case fatality rate is 1.74%. Meanwhile, with 70 people recovering from the deadly virus, the total recoveries reached 14,10,541. In the last 24 hours, a total of 67,378 swab samples were tested that includes 46,425 RT-PCR tests.

The number of people under home isolation slightly increased to 169 from 165 on Wednesday while the number of containment zones marginally increased to 299 from 292 a day before, it said

Delhi on Wednesday logged a total of 67 coronavirus cases and three fatalities. The positivity rate was 0.09%.

The COVID-19 second wave had brutally affected Delhi with a large number of people testing positive for the deadly virus on a daily basis.

Since April 19, both daily cases and single-day deaths count had been spiralling up, with over 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20; rising to 306 fatalities on April 22. On May 3, the city registered a record 448 deaths, as per the official data.

However, the number of cases have shown a downward trend and the positivity rate too has been shrinking in the last several days. The number of deaths per day, has also been showing a decline in the last couple of days.

(With inputs from agencies)

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